The Official December 2015 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:23 am

Mint -- sorry to hear about your friend, somehow missed that post.

I'm leaning toward times sections for rc for some reason with review. For Lr I'm doing Cambridge and sections but I think for the next while I'll focus mainly on drilling.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby roshan07 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:30 am

Phoenix97 wrote:
roshan07 wrote:I was taking 4 PTs a week up to the October test and am now taking 2 PTs a week, such a good move.


Why?

I was just thinking today that I might start going up to 5 or 6 a week.

Anyone have any advice for studying a lot while still managing to avoid burnout?

when you take too many PTs, your brain will be constantly saturated with the LSAT. it's analogous to working out, you don't want to workout too much and get no rest, otherwise you'll actually become weaker by not giving your muscles time to recover and rebuild, better and stronger. treat your brain like a muscle.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:31 am

I feel like meditating and exercising will be really helpful for me..I'm high anxiety in these situations and tend to underperform

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby dellara » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:21 am

Is anyone aware of a online resource that sells/has available LR drill packets as pdfs? Particularly in conditional logic? I'm so annoyed that I didn't print out the ones Blueprint provides before my course expired :(

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby slizerd » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:22 am

Phoenix97 wrote:
slizerd wrote:
somethingelse55 wrote:
Phoenix97 wrote:Lol...okay, don't worry, I won't.

Still hate the fact I feel like I know the material but seem to be jumping wildly in the number of questions I miss in each section.
I think timing, nerves, and overall confidence are my biggest issues...but how can I work on those without doing actual PTs?


Meditating, laughing at funny answer choices as you notice them, whenever you find yourself not being confident immediately change your mindset and believe in yourself, finish the first 15 LR questions in 15 minutes, do timed sections without doing a full PT, listen to music that pumps you up

those are not in order of importance except for meditating which is rightly listed first


I would add working out/eating healthy to this. I run or elliptical for at least 20 min 6 mornings a week, I strength train 3 days, and I teach zumba and yoga 2x/week. All that, for me, released stress more than anything else and helped shake out LSAT jitters. I've also noticed that I do remarkably worse when I've eaten lunchables and candy for dinner as opposed to yogurt and fruit or whatever.


Good point.
One thing I've been neglecting is my dancing/work out routines...not only are they good exercise, but they make me happy and feel good about myself.
I've noticed the same thing with food; I literally could not think or focus last week after pigging out on all of the leftover Halloween candy...plus I had candy wrappers and chocolate stains and shit all in my prep books. Just sucks that healthy foods tends to be expensive and often time consuming to prepare.


Oh man, Halloween candy... I'm typing this next to a mountain of snickers wrappers -_- but I figure if I finish the leftover candy tonight, I'll have nothing left to eat but healthy food! :D
To get around the cost/prep, I buy a shit ton of apples and cut them up at the beginning of the week so I have a giant bowl of apple slices to grab from. Greek yogurt, popcorn, quest bars, and instant oatmeal are super easy and are lifesavers for me.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby dellara » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:25 am

idk if anyone can relate to this but-- ladies, do you feel way more focused when you wear a tight (not too tight) pony tail? I do. Highly recommend.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby slizerd » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:36 am

dellara wrote:idk if anyone can relate to this but-- ladies, do you feel way more focused when you wear a tight (not too tight) pony tail? I do. Highly recommend.


I tend to associate ponytails with my lazy days, so I feel the opposite haha

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby Thelaw23 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:29 am

I was actually advised by my prep instructor to take an LSAT a day.
For the October test, I started doing about 6 LSATs a week and that's when I finally hit the 170 mark and made the best improvement. I feel like I get into that LSAT machine zone and things just start making sense.

What I'm doing currently is taking about 5 LSATs a day, but I only have about 20 left, so just in case I will have a five - eight break period if I do feel like I'm getting burned out.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:01 am

somethingelse55 wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
Phoenix97 wrote:I live in one of the states where marijuana was legalized and I wouldn't be surprised if some people smoke before the test to relax. lol


Yeah, I feel like people have totally done that. Which is why we have 120s. Not that I would try to find out, but I wonder how I would do, lol.


Sounds like an absolutely terrible idea. For something like a computer science/coding exam? Maybe more plausible.

Here's what I put in my daily lunch healthy smoothie (everything is pretty cheap considering I don't use much of the expensive ingredients for each smoothie):

Kale/mixed greens
Frozen fruit
flax meal
chia seeds
superfood concentrate
protein powder
greek yogurt
hemp milk (sometimes)
water
ice

They aren't easy to down considering I put a lot of kale in them, but I think it's worth it.


Lol this is funny. As I procrastinate to drink my kale smoothie.. I put 2 bannanas in but it still taste so bad LOL. I'm going to wait until its cold, usually that cuts the taste. I read online some people add honey to make the kale taste less dominant. Usually I'd just add more fruit but I don't have any at the moment.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby strawf1000 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:08 am

Hey guys,

So I'm retaking the LSAT in December and sadly, I've already covered all the material when I prepped for the October LSAT. I don't remember precisely every single question of LR or every single text of RC or game but they all look somewhat familiar.

Are any of you guys in the same situation and have any tips? Should I bring down my practice score by a few points to make it more realistic? Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby strawf1000 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:10 am

dellara wrote:idk if anyone can relate to this but-- ladies, do you feel way more focused when you wear a tight (not too tight) pony tail? I do. Highly recommend.


Totally agree with you on this

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:57 pm

mint, sorry to hear about your roommate, hope you feel better

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby slizerd » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:30 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
slizerd wrote:
Phoenix97 wrote:
slizerd wrote:
somethingelse55 wrote:
Phoenix97 wrote:Lol...okay, don't worry, I won't.

Still hate the fact I feel like I know the material but seem to be jumping wildly in the number of questions I miss in each section.
I think timing, nerves, and overall confidence are my biggest issues...but how can I work on those without doing actual PTs?


Meditating, laughing at funny answer choices as you notice them, whenever you find yourself not being confident immediately change your mindset and believe in yourself, finish the first 15 LR questions in 15 minutes, do timed sections without doing a full PT, listen to music that pumps you up

those are not in order of importance except for meditating which is rightly listed first


I would add working out/eating healthy to this. I run or elliptical for at least 20 min 6 mornings a week, I strength train 3 days, and I teach zumba and yoga 2x/week. All that, for me, released stress more than anything else and helped shake out LSAT jitters. I've also noticed that I do remarkably worse when I've eaten lunchables and candy for dinner as opposed to yogurt and fruit or whatever.


Good point.
One thing I've been neglecting is my dancing/work out routines...not only are they good exercise, but they make me happy and feel good about myself.
I've noticed the same thing with food; I literally could not think or focus last week after pigging out on all of the leftover Halloween candy...plus I had candy wrappers and chocolate stains and shit all in my prep books. Just sucks that healthy foods tends to be expensive and often time consuming to prepare.


Oh man, Halloween candy... I'm typing this next to a mountain of snickers wrappers -_- but I figure if I finish the leftover candy tonight, I'll have nothing left to eat but healthy food! :D
To get around the cost/prep, I buy a shit ton of apples and cut them up at the beginning of the week so I have a giant bowl of apple slices to grab from. Greek yogurt, popcorn, quest bars, and instant oatmeal are super easy and are lifesavers for me.


Dont the apples get all brown? I really wanna start making my own kale-y drinks. I also have become fond of cucumbers.


If you shake them in some lemon juice they don't get brown, and it doesn't really change the taste at all. Cucumbers are the bomb! I've tried to like those green smoothies but I just can't do it

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